World Food Day
World Food Day is sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, to mark the day that the FAO was founded in 1945.
Promotion of the day started in 1979. Each year there is a different theme. The themes are never anything “woo hoo” like chocolate or wine, but rather are more “intellectual” themes that perhaps only an army of program consultants could get excited about.
- 2004 was “Biodiversity for Food Security”
- 2005 was “Agriculture and intercultural dialogue”
- 2006 was “Fight Hunger to Reduce Poverty”
The FAO’s headquarters are in Rome, Italy, right across from the Circus Maximus, and consequently one of their operational languages is Italian.